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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 11: Kentucky. (search)
ed east of the Alleghanies, but active minor campaigns, closing with somewhat important battles, had taken place on each side of Kentucky. Eastward the rebels were driven out of West Virginia with disaster during July; while, to the west, a serious invasion of Missouri was checked in August by the hardy, though over-daring courage of Lyon, who threw back a combined rebel column moving from Arkansas northward, unfortunately at the costly sacrifice of his own life. Unlooked — for success at Bull Run had greatly encouraged the rebellion, but it felt the menace of growing danger in the West. Fremont had been sent to St. Louis, and, with a just pride in his former fame, the whole Northwest was eager to respond to his summons, and follow his lead in a grand and irresistible expedition down the Mississippi River in the coming autumn, which should open the Father of Waters to the Union flag and sever the territory of the Confederacy — a cherished plan of General Scott. The rebel General
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 13: Patterson's campaign. (search)
his whole effective force of nine thousand men on the march; at nightfall his advance passed through Ashby's Gap of the Blue Ridge; by eight o'clock on the 19th it was at Piedmont, the nearest station of the Manassas Gap Railroad, and embarking here in cars, seven regiments were in Beauregard's camp, at Manassas, that afternoon. Johnston himself, with another detachment, arrived at Manassas at noon of Saturday, July 20th; and most of the remainder of his force reached the battle-field of Bull Run in the nick of time to take a decisive part in that famous conflict, about three o'clock on Sunday, July 21st. It was these nine thousand men of Johnston's army which not merely decided, but principally fought the battle. Patterson could and ought either to have defeated or held them at Winchester. Only a little more than a month had elapsed since he had written to the Secretary of War, Give me the means of success. You have the means; place them at my disposal, and shoot me if I do not
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 14: Manassas. (search)
hould be made, not with earthworks at Manassas, but with troops on the line of Bull Run, and for this he was urgent in demanding large reinforcements. As has beenwith fourteen or fifteen heavy guns, and garrisoned by about two thousand men- Bull Run flows in a southeasterly direction, some three miles east of Manassas, with wrmy, increased now to over twenty thousand, was posted at the various fords of Bull Run, in a line some eight miles long, and extending from the Manassas Railroad to cted his march upon Centreville on the Warrenton turnpike. On Thursday morn- Bull Run-the field of strategy. ing, July 18th, Tyler moved upon Centreville, but, arrithat it, too, had been evacuated, and that Beauregard's entire army was behind Bull Run. Centreville being situated on a hill, Tyler could see the whole valley spreare busy all of Friday and Saturday in efforts to find an unfortified ford over Bull Run. They were not successful till a late hour on Saturday; and this delay deferr
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 15: Bull Run. (search)
Chapter 15: Bull Run. At Centreville, on Saturday night, McDowell called his officers together Beauregard's army lay in detachments behind Bull Run, at five different fords, along a line of eigstone bridge where Warrenton turnpike crosses Bull Run, though Mc-Dowell supposed it to extend to thnd, rapidly descending on the enemy's side of Bull Run, should clear away the batteries at the stone explained to him the character and course of Bull Run, and the situation of the five principal ford, and, returning, flows to the southeast into Bull Run. This was the destined battle-field. It one gun at his left, and the other some dis- Bull Run-battle of the forenoon. in these maps the yler led Sherman's and Keyes' brigades across Bull Run half a mile above, where the stream was fordaight, so as to give a partial cross-fire at Bull Run-battle of the afternoon. a distance of three ve thousand volunteers on the battle-field of Bull Run who had entirely lost their regimental organi
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 16: the retreat. (search)
afternoon, however, their purpose became apparent; and to relieve the stress of the main battle, the Confederate commander sent orders to Jones' brigade to cross Bull Run and make a demonstration. At about four o'clock, Jones, with his three regiments, crossed at McLean's Ford, and endeavored, by a flank movement, to capture Huntand most grotesquely confused accounts of the battle, first published in the newspapers. A famous correspondent of the London times, who earned the sobriquet of Bull Run Russell, wrote his description of the affair for European readers, after a leisurely lunch at Centreville, and a stroll of perhaps a mile toward Stone Bridge, tamore assail the Confederate light flank at or below Blackburn's Ford. To meet this reported danger, Ewell and Holmes were that night ordered post-haste back to Union Mills. You will not fail to remember, afterward wrote Jefferson Davis to Beauregard, that, so far from knowing the enemy was routed, a large part of our forces was m
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 17: conclusion. (search)
ederals had been equal to their strategy, we should have been beaten. To the military student, Bull Run, with its extended field of strategy, its quick changes of plan, its fluctuating chances and co at a single harvest, a well-nigh universal popularity. It is in its political aspects that Bull Run becomes a great historical landmark. To say that the hope and enthusiasm of the North receivedmediate preparation on a widely extended scale. If the North was cast down by the result of Bull Run, the South was in even a greater ratio encouraged and strengthened. Vanity of personal prowess is a weakness of Southern character; and Bull Run became to the unthinking a demonstration of Southern invincibility. To the more cautious leaders the event was yet sufficiently flattering to inspir, inaction was both a policy and a necessity during the remainder of the year. The trophies of Bull Run having been gathered up, and its glory vaunted in Southern newspapers and stump speeches, the r
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
tion of the South, 69; his Union sentiment as expresident, 76 Buckhannon, 147 Buckner, Simon B., 130, 132, 135 Bull Run, 133; position and course of, 176; battle of, 181 et seq.; its effects, 206, 208 Burnside, General A. E., 174 Bunky, 161; movements of, before Patterson, in the Shenandoah Valley, 162 et seq.; his march to Manassas, 168; in command at Bull Run, 182 et seq.; opinion of, on the battle of Bull Run, 211 Jones, Colonel (of the Massachusetts Sixth), 84 Jones, o their opportunity, 31 Southern States, their differences of territory, etc., 10 et seq. Stone Bridge, the, over Bull Run, 176 and note Stone, General, 163 Strasburg, Va., 163 Sudley Ford, Bull Run, 182 Sudley road, the, 187 SuBull Run, 182 Sudley road, the, 187 Sullivan's Island, 21 et seq. Stanton, Edwin M., 26, 33 Star of the West, 33 State supremacy, doctrine of, 6 Staunton, Va., 142, 146 Steedman, Colonel, 152 Stephens, Alexander H., 12; elected Vice-President of the Confederacy, 42 Sum